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Sreenivasulu N.S.

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780199467488

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2016

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199467488.001.0001

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Human Rights Concerns in Biotechnology

Human Rights Concerns in Biotechnology

(p.239) 6 Human Rights Concerns in Biotechnology
Law Relating to Biotechnology

Sreenivasulu N.S.

Oxford University Press

This chapter highlights the human rights concerns in biotechnology. In this regard, responses from the governments of the US, India, and EU have been mapped. Various international human rights conventions and agreement have been analyzed in the context of biotechnology and connected human rights concerns. EU directive’s stand on human rights concerns, the US and Indian policy responses to biotechnology in the context of human rights are highlighted. Human rights issues connected with cloning, genetic research, and genetically modified (GM) foods have been highlighted. The concept of GM foods, its efficacy, acceptance and associated consumer rights, right to food, and such other human rights issues have been debated. Further, the right to health in the context of biotechnology and genetic research is discussed. The aim was to discuss and debate various human rights concerns involved in biotechnology research, development, innovation, use, and exploitation.

Keywords:   human rights and biotechnology, human rights and EU directive on biotechnology, Indian response to human rights in biotechnology, human rights, cloning, and human genetic research, biotechnology and right to food, GM foods and food security, biotechnology and right to health, labelling of GM foods, GM foods and consumer rights, genetic research and right to health

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